AN AUSTRALIA‐WIDE OUTBREAK OF GASTROENTERITIS FROM OYSTERS CAUSED BY NORWALK VIRUS

@article{Murphy1979ANAO,
  title={AN AUSTRALIA‐WIDE OUTBREAK OF GASTROENTERITIS FROM OYSTERS CAUSED BY NORWALK VIRUS},
  author={A. Murphy and G. Grohmann and P. Christopher and W. A. Lopez and G. R. Davey and R. Millsom},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={1979},
  volume={2}
}
At least 2000 persons were involved in an Australia‐wide outbreak of oyster‐associated food poisoning in June and July, 1978. At the time, this episode presented a major health risk to the community as a whole and has subsequently posed a serious economic problem for the oyster farming and distributing industry. Although bacteriological investigations indicated some batches of oysters were contaminated by sewage, no bacterial cause could be established. The causative organism was shown to be… Expand
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